the book “Wonders of Mules” and
various web sources)
Mules are credited with good and bad luck
depending on the culture.
Finding a mule shoe in
Early Southern US
warns of 16 years of bad luck. Early Californian’s felt picking
up a mule shoe meant good luck.
White mules were supposed to be magical and
slaying a white mule would result in the haunting of the slayer
Kissing ones right hand when seeing a white
mule will mean you will find treasure or wealth.
Also it was believed you will marry the next
person you see after seeing your 100th white mule
Wishing on a gray mule is profitable if you
immediately stick your right thumb in your mouth and stamp your left
Other superstition says wish on a passing gray
mule and it will come true if you don’t look back at the mule
after it passes.
In Iran Ghouls are said to possess mules and
blue beads are hung from the saddles to protect the animals.